At McCormick Canada, ingredients are declared on the product label. Pure, single ingredient spices and herbs do not contain an ingredient statement. The only ingredient present is the original spice or herb to which nothing else has been added. We encourage you to read the ingredient statement on your package at the time of purchase to ensure accurate, up to date information as product formulas may change. All priority allergens, sulphites (>10 ppm) and gluten sources will be clearly identified if they are present in the product.
We do have dairy, egg, soy, wheat, mustard, sesame, sulphites, fish, crustaceans, shellfish wheat and other sources of gluten ingredients in our facility. Please be assured we follow good manufacturing practices in our facilities. Our employees are trained in the importance of correct labelling and the necessity of performing thorough equipment wash-downs to eliminate cross-contact of ingredients.
Neither Club House's Pure nor Imitation Almond extracts contain nuts. The almond flavour in our imitation almond extract is synthesized from artificial sources which are not from a "nut" origin. Also, our Club House Pure Almond Extract, 43 mL, is peanut/nut free. The flavouring in our Club House Pure Almond Extract is distilled from the bitter almond of the kernels in peaches and/or apricots. The process used in the distillation is such that all allergens are removed. Therefore, our Club House Pure Almond Extract is safe for anyone with peanut and nut allergies.
Our Club House Rice Flour is made strictly from long grain white rice and is milled in a separate facility where rice is the only ingredient. Our Club House Potato starch does not contain any wheat ingredient. The Potato Starch is also milled in a facility where there are no wheat ingredients. Also, the line where we package these flours is tested to be free of gluten
Our spices and seasoning blends are filled by weight rather than volume. Sometimes during transportation, the spices can settle and the bottle will not look as full as it was when originally packed. You can vigorously shake the bottle to loosen up the product. Regardless of the visual level of product, the bottle should still contain the weight indicated on the label. Each product line uses a standard sized bottle - with various sized and density of ingredients so not all fill levels will look the same. The bottle should still contain the weight indicated on the label.
All origins/varieties are cinnamon and are from the genus Cinnamomum. Our Cinnamon, Cinnamomum burmannii, is primarily imported from Indonesia and is the most common form of Cinnamon in North America. It is often referred to as Korintje Cinnamon based on the growing region. This cinnamon has the hot, sweet taste that is expected from cinnamon.
The term “Cassia”, is a trade name for the Indo-China area and consists of three species of cinnamon. Indonesia (C. burmannii); China (C. cassia/C. aromaticum) and Vietnam which has two different species. C. cassia/c aromaticum which grows in the North and Saigon Cinnamon, C. lourierii which grows in central Vietnam.
Vietnam has become the source for Cinnamomun loureirii, referred to as Saigon Cinnamon, and considered the finest Cinnamon available. Cinnamomum zeylanicum, grown in Sri Lanka (Ceylon), is also called "true Cinnamon" for marketing purposes, but is not widely used in North America due to its less strong, slight citrusy, musty flavour.
Most of our products have the "BB/MA" (Best Before ) code printed directly on the packaging.
Some items, such as our Limited Edition products and the 1L bottles have a Julian production date code, which is made up of 4 to 8 digits. The first digit represents the year. The next three digits represent the number of days into the year. Any letters (following the numbers) represent our manufacturing shift, groups or facilities. Any 4 digits that follow represent the time of day. For example: 7180 14:30 would be a production date of June 29, 2017 at 2:30 PM.
Unfortunately, we do not currently publish a listing of gluten-free products. We strongly recommend that you refer to the actual ingredient listing of the specific product you are using as product formulas may change. All common allergens will be clearly identified if they are present in the product formula. In regards to gluten, we do have wheat ingredients in our facility. Please be assured that we follow good manufacturing practices in our facilities and make all efforts to reduce the opportunity of cross-contamination.
When gravy is too thin, it is most often due to the product cooking at too high a heat or for too long. The starch in the product formula will break down if it is heated too much. The heating time will also be affected if more than two pouches are cooked together.
For best results, when preparing our gravy mixes, add the pouch contents to the water in a pot, cook at medium heat, whisking continuously while it comes to a boil, then reduce heat and let it simmer for an additional minute.
Spices are not high in nutrient values and they do not make a significant contribution to the nutritional content of foods on a per-serving basis of one-fourth teaspoon. Spices and herbs are naturally low in calories, fat, sugar and sodium. However, spices and herbs can play an extremely valuable role in good nutrition by enhancing the flavor and appeal of foods which are nutritionally important.
This is normal. Honey has an indefinite shelf life and will naturally change colour and texture. It is expected that honey will start to darken and crystallize after a period of time, however it will still be healthy and always be safe to consume.
To reliquify your honey, place the bottle in a bowl of very hot water (not as hot as boiling but hotter than the water from your tap). This may need to be repeated until your honey is soft.
Honey is best stored in a warm place.
We are aware of special allergies and intolerance to ingredients such as peanut and nut. We do not use any peanut or tree nut ingredients in our facility.
Some of the Popcorn Seasoning flavours contains powdered vinegar (acetic acid). When the seasoning is sprinkled onto hot popcorn, some of the vinegar comes up with the popcorn steam and can catch on your breath. A similar effect can be experienced when sprinkling liquid vinegar onto hot French fries.
If you are coughing after the popcorn has cooled, this is likely due to the vinegar powder and red pepper in the seasoning dust. Normally, the popcorn's moisture combines with the seasoning dust.
As the world's leading spice company with employees all over the globe, McCormick works to bring premium products to consumers. McCormick's global sourcing programme gives McCormick a unique edge in providing a consistent, dependable supply of the highest quality spices and herbs. This programme allows McCormick to manage quality from source to finished product.
McCormick has a dedicated team that spends considerable time analyzing the quality levels of spices and flavours, as well as developing new methods to improve the quality of spice and herb crops.
For example, all products undergo visual inspection, aroma, flavour, laboratory analysis of volatile oils and crop consistency to make sure they meet or exceed McCormick standards. When it comes to quality, McCormick's standards are among the most stringent in the industry.
We source ingredients from all around the world. Depending on many conditions (including supply issues, weather, etc), the source of an ingredient can change at any time.
We are happy to share that most of our seasoning blends and sauce mixes have already been reformulated to reduce salt levels and remove such ingredients as trans fats, artificial colours and artificial flavours. We will continually review all of our products so that we can offer our consumers the healthiest choices using the highest quality of seasonings.
As with any other food, spices, herbs, seeds, and extracts will not last forever. Although older spices do not cause any illness they will not add the flavour that you desire to your recipes. Regardless of the date on the bottle, once opened, the quality of flavour depends on how the seasoning is stored.
The following tips will help you check if your spices are able to create the taste that you expect.
We suggest a general shelf life (for best flavour) to be as follows:
Ground spices: 2-3 years (except the capsicum family including chili powders, cayenne, paprika)
Whole spices: 4 years
Herbs: 1-3 years (milder herbs such as parsley, dill and cilantro have a shorter life, stronger flavours such as oregano, rosemary last longer)
Seeds: 4 years (except poppy seeds and sesame seeds which are 2 years)
Extracts: 2 to 4 years (except vanilla extract which has an unlimited shelf life)
Seasoning Blends: 1-2 years
All spices are sensitive to heat and moisture, which can cause the caking that you have described. To lessen the chances of this happening, we suggest the following:
It is normal, as spices age, to lose their natural moisture content and harden. Often a sharp tap or loosening the contents with an object such as a chopstick, or the handle of a spoon can loosen them and make it easier to use.
Onion and Garlic products are particularly susceptible to caking, because they are hygroscopic, which means they pull moisture from the air.
As with all spices, herbs and seasonings, the following simple tips will prolong the life of your spices:
Here are a few tips which will assist you when making tapioca pudding:
Club House Pure Vanilla Extract is closely regulated and licensed by the Federal Government. The end product is concentrated and contains a minimum of 35% alcohol. This may explain your concerns. You might notice that the alcohol aroma accumulates in the air space above the level of the extract. To help dissipate this alcohol aroma more quickly, you could leave the bottle open for a few minutes in a safe place on the counter.
Vanilla ages during the time that it goes through the manufacturing and supply chain to your shelf. Vanilla extracts continue to develop body and depth for about two years, at which time they do stabilize. Pure Vanilla extract will keep indefinitely as long as it is stored in a cool dark place such as a pantry or cupboard away from the stove or bright light. Refrigeration is not recommended.
We are sorry our Club House Yorkshire Pudding Mix did not perform as expected. I hope the following directions will assist you.
ALL YOU NEED: as stated on the package
ALL YOU DO: